Private bank Hampden & Co appoints Hannah Berridge as head of professional partnerships
Hampden & Co, the UK private bank, has appointed Hannah Berridge as head of professional partnerships. Based in London, Hannah reports to chief commercial officer, Andrew Bell.
As head of professional partnerships, Hannah will focus on further building the bank’s relationships with professional service firms and intermediaries such as wealth managers, mortgage brokers, financial advisers, solicitors, accountants, family offices and property consultants.
Hampden & Co recently announced strong growth in lending and deposits for the financial year 2021, both driven in part by an increase in referrals from professional intermediaries. Referrals from mortgage brokers rose over 38% year-on-year.
Hannah joins from C. Hoare & Co. where she developed and managed partner relationships with legal, accountancy and wealth management firms, as well as serving the banking needs of clients. Prior to this, she worked as a Private Banker at Coutts.
Hampden & Co saw deposits increase 39% to £696m in 2021, with loans and advances up 29% to £422m. The bank benefitted from strong demand from clients and intermediaries for its tailored lending solutions, which include residential, retirement, multi-property, self-build and buy-to-let mortgages.
Hannah Berridge, head of professional partnerships at Hampden & Co, said: “Hampden & Co has experienced growing demand from a broad range of intermediaries in recent years. With our focus exclusively on banking, we work in partnership rather than compete with other professionals. We are well-placed to help their clients optimise their borrowing and to safeguard their deposits, whilst providing a highly personalised day-to-day banking service. I very much look forward to strengthening and growing our network of professional partners.”
Andrew Bell, chief commercial officer at Hampden & Co, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hannah to Hampden & Co. She brings an extensive knowledge of the sector and a proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and professionals.”